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Once again, I have very little information about this company. It was an imprint of National Home Library Foundation, Washington, D.C.  While most of the books I've seen were printed in 1932, there is evidence that it might still have been around in 1934.

Of particular interest is the size, which is almost exactly the same as Pocket Book, Avon and Dell would eventually use (the "short" mass market format). The paper cover was textured to give it a sort of leather appearance. They were well constructed and very square.

While I cannot find any data on its demise, I've found news articles from 1934 that refer to the cost as 15. Even in the 1930's, I doubt that price could sustain profitability.